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Entries from March 19th, 2009

200-plus head out to fundraiser to lose hair

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

Andrea Testa, owner of FreeSpirit Yoga in Bixby Knolls, goes under the razor to support children who must undergo chemotherapy. The Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s Hospital will be receiving needed cancer research dollars thanks to the head-shaving efforts of Long Beach community members. As part of the sixth annual St. […]

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Jazz concert draws capacity crowd to Bixby Knolls on Sunday afternoon

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Arts, Community, Entertainment

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer If last Sunday’s jazz concert in Bixby Knolls was a harbinger, that part of Long Beach could become famous for its live music venues. Four hundred seventy-five people showed up for the event, which took place in the vacant, former Expo Furniture building on Atlantic Avenue a few blocks north […]

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Courageous stories emerge from Red Cross’s Hometown Heroes ceremony

March 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Community

Hometown Heroes Award recipients were honored with a medal and plaque for their brave acts. The Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross honored 22 heroic individuals and presented the Outstanding Corporate Hero award to The Boeing Company at its fifth annual Hometown Heroes Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 10 at The Hyatt […]

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Signal Hill throws party as Ellen Ward becomes new mayor

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments · News

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer Ellen Ward officially became Signal Hill’s new mayor on Tuesday night during the annual reorganization of the city council. Every year, in mid-March, the council members select one of themselves to serve as mayor for a year. Ward had been vice mayor during the last 12 months so, according to […]

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Two LB residents appointed to Greater LA Girl Scouts board

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Community

Debbie Thorpe Dr. Kim Armstrong In inspiring girls and young women to become leaders, the new Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) recently appointed several area business and industry leaders to its board of directors. The newly formed council, the result of a December 1 merger of six area councils, serves 45,000 girls and […]

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